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Jurgen Klopp suggests talks ongoing with Mohamed Salah over new Liverpool deal
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Jurgen Klopp suggests talks ongoing with Mohamed Salah over new Liverpool deal

Aug 20th 2021, 10:52 PM 3,529 Views 0 Comments

The 29-year-old Egypt striker has two years left on his current deal with the Reds.

Injury to tactical chief De Klerk is a huge blow for the Springboks
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Injury to tactical chief De Klerk is a huge blow for the Springboks

Aug 4th 2021, 12:52 PM 8,115 Views 2 Comments

The South Africans have also lost the superb Pieter-Steph du Toit.

Furlong looks a certainty but plenty of Irish hopes for Lions' Test 23
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Furlong looks a certainty but plenty of Irish hopes for Lions' Test 23

Jul 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,807 Views 5 Comments

Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw were pre-tour favourites to start.

'He can have a huge role' - Lions delighted to have Robbie Henshaw back
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'He can have a huge role' - Lions delighted to have Robbie Henshaw back

Jul 16th 2021, 2:25 PM 3,998 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland centre is back from injury tomorrow against the Stormers.

'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'
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'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'

Jul 3rd 2021, 9:13 AM 9,324 Views 1 Comment

Tadhg Furlong comes into this Lions tour in a very different place to four years ago.

'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland
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'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:17 PM 8,536 Views 6 Comments

The Lions boss also said he views Tadhg Beirne as a back row for the tour of South Africa.

'He’s still one of the premier wingers in Ireland' - Conway back in action
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'He’s still one of the premier wingers in Ireland' - Conway back in action

Mar 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 11,865 Views 19 Comments

The 29-year-old hasn’t featured in the Six Nations but made his Munster comeback two weekends ago.

Major blow for Wales as wing Adams sent home for breaching Covid protocols
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Major blow for Wales as wing Adams sent home for breaching Covid protocols

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:18 PM 8,636 Views 2 Comments

The 25-year-old was the top try-scorer at the 2019 World Cup.

Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash
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Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:16 PM 26,183 Views 46 Comments

Quinn Roux has also picked up an injury, while Gavin Coombes and Ryan Baird join the squad.

Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury
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Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury

Jan 24th 2021, 1:44 PM 3,554 Views 0 Comments

The elusive centre was forced off during Racing 92′s defeat to Bordeaux yesterday.

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
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Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Updated Jan 21st 2021, 7:53 AM 14,141 Views 24 Comments

The Leinster man has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year.

Limerick star Gillane hospitalised and a doubt for All-Ireland final
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Limerick star Gillane hospitalised and a doubt for All-Ireland final

Nov 29th 2020, 10:29 PM 28,738 Views 12 Comments

Aaron Gillane suffered ‘a heavy blow to his back’ in the closing stages of the win over Galway.

Furlong remains hopeful of being fit for restart of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
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Furlong remains hopeful of being fit for restart of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Sep 29th 2020, 9:36 AM 6,487 Views 8 Comments

The 27-year-old Leinster tighthead hasn’t played since rugby got back up and running in August.

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope
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James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope

Aug 4th 2020, 12:28 PM 7,949 Views 11 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.

Ballyboden hopeful Macauley will be fit for start of Leinster campaign after Dublin final concussion
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Ballyboden hopeful Macauley will be fit for start of Leinster campaign after Dublin final concussion

Nov 4th 2019, 6:47 PM 6,816 Views 3 Comments

Star midfielder Michael Darragh Macauley was forced to leave the action on Sunday with 10 minutes remaining.

The 27-year-old shining in the Mayo attack after finally delivering on his potential
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The 27-year-old shining in the Mayo attack after finally delivering on his potential

Jul 8th 2019, 5:37 PM 14,659 Views 5 Comments

Man-of-the-match against Galway, Darren Coen has scored 0-12 from play for Mayo so far this summer.

Dublin star in fitness battle after suffering 'small' hamstring tear
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Dublin star in fitness battle after suffering 'small' hamstring tear

Jun 26th 2019, 2:35 PM 10,576 Views 1 Comment

Eoghan O’Donnell is unsure if he’ll return in time for the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-final.

Relief for Dublin as James McCarthy's knee injury not as bad as first feared - reports
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Relief for Dublin as James McCarthy's knee injury not as bad as first feared - reports

Jun 26th 2019, 1:04 PM 4,957 Views 11 Comments

The three-time All-Star was forced off in Sunday’s Leinster final.

McCarthy's knee injury of major concern as Dublin look to Super 8s
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McCarthy's knee injury of major concern as Dublin look to Super 8s

Jun 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,746 Views 25 Comments

James McCarthy left Croke Park on crutches yesterday evening.

Klopp assessing Lovren 'minute by minute' ahead of Bayern clash at Anfield tomorrow
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Klopp assessing Lovren 'minute by minute' ahead of Bayern clash at Anfield tomorrow

Feb 18th 2019, 12:53 PM 3,388 Views 8 Comments

The defender is still in contention to face the Bundesliga champions, but Jurgen Klopp will make a late call.

O'Sullivan set for return to training next week ahead of All-Ireland final
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O'Sullivan set for return to training next week ahead of All-Ireland final

Aug 17th 2018, 2:51 PM 3,703 Views 4 Comments

The defender was forced off just 28 minutes into Dublin’s semi-final win over Galway.

Ireland international Madigan up for Championship Player of the Year
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Ireland international Madigan up for Championship Player of the Year

Apr 25th 2018, 5:03 PM 20,103 Views 32 Comments

The 32-times capped out-half was instrumental as Pat Lam’s Bristol earned promotion.

Lions tour and the All Blacks will bring out the best in Conor Murray
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Lions tour and the All Blacks will bring out the best in Conor Murray

May 4th 2017, 9:15 PM 6,771 Views 1 Comment

The Limerick man can call on recent experience of beating the Kiwis.

Murray remains the big worry for Munster ahead of Saracens semi-final
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Murray remains the big worry for Munster ahead of Saracens semi-final

Apr 17th 2017, 1:01 AM 6,964 Views 10 Comments

The scrum-half has a frustrating shoulder issue after suffering a stinger while on Ireland duty.

Munster 10 Bleyendaal forced off early against Glasgow
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Munster 10 Bleyendaal forced off early against Glasgow

Apr 8th 2017, 8:27 PM 14,029 Views 5 Comments

Rory Scannell took over at out-half after just eight minutes in Cork tonight.

Schmidt confident Sexton and O'Brien will be fit for Six Nations opener
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Schmidt confident Sexton and O'Brien will be fit for Six Nations opener

Jan 25th 2017, 11:27 AM 7,621 Views 22 Comments

The out-half was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s draw with Castres last weekend.

Lam 'begged' skills coach Ellis not to leave Connacht last year
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Lam 'begged' skills coach Ellis not to leave Connacht last year

Oct 5th 2016, 3:37 PM 6,391 Views 3 Comments

Now the skills coach returns to New Zealand with the head coach’s blessing.

Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge
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Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge

Apr 23rd 2016, 11:45 AM 28,076 Views 16 Comments

We examine the Kiwi centre’s impact for Pat Lam’s side.

No pressure then - Wenger believes Arsenal title hopes depend on Ozil
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No pressure then - Wenger believes Arsenal title hopes depend on Ozil

Jan 2nd 2016, 10:40 AM 4,112 Views 1 Comment

Gunners boss reveals the German midfielder has had a reduced training load to keep him fit this season.

Henshaw looking forward to the physical aspect of facing France
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Henshaw looking forward to the physical aspect of facing France

Oct 5th 2015, 6:00 AM 6,228 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old centre was impressive on his tournament debut.

The form sharpshooter in the league looked very clinical in Inchicore
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The form sharpshooter in the league looked very clinical in Inchicore

Mar 14th 2015, 8:01 AM 3,900 Views 0 Comments

Christy Fagan netted in the Saints easy win against Bray.

Schmidt: 'We knew Johnny was ok' after collision with Bastareaud
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Schmidt: 'We knew Johnny was ok' after collision with Bastareaud

Feb 14th 2015, 8:36 PM 11,536 Views 20 Comments

The Ireland out-half will return to Racing Métro next week to prepare for a Top 14 clash with Clermont.

IRFU release statement stressing Sexton's fitness for France clash
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IRFU release statement stressing Sexton's fitness for France clash

Feb 13th 2015, 6:30 PM 7,959 Views 6 Comments

There has been some debate around the Racing Métro man’s return after concussion issues in recent months.

Huge loss for Munster as Murray misses make-or-break Saracens clash
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Huge loss for Munster as Murray misses make-or-break Saracens clash

Jan 16th 2015, 11:45 AM 8,902 Views 41 Comments

Duncan Williams will start at scrum-half for Munster at Allianz Park tomorrow.

Sexton injury 'nothing of concern' for Ireland, but Best joins Ross as a front row doubt
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Sexton injury 'nothing of concern' for Ireland, but Best joins Ross as a front row doubt

Nov 3rd 2014, 1:12 PM 7,463 Views 6 Comments

Ireland had an agreement with Racing Metro to limit the number 10′s game time on Saturday.

Toulon beat off Racing Métro offer to secure Matt Giteau's future
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Toulon beat off Racing Métro offer to secure Matt Giteau's future

Sep 18th 2014, 11:25 AM 3,600 Views 6 Comments

The Parisian club had hoped the Australian would replace Johnny Sexton next season.

Gavin hails Paul Flynn's off the field influence for the Dubs
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Gavin hails Paul Flynn's off the field influence for the Dubs

Jul 11th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,681 Views 2 Comments

The Dublin boss also confirmed that Ger Brennan will not make it back for the Leinster final.

Anscombe still hopeful that Pienaar will stay with Ulster
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Anscombe still hopeful that Pienaar will stay with Ulster

Oct 2nd 2013, 2:24 PM 1,252 Views 3 Comments

The Kiwi also says he hopes any players who do leave next season will give their best effort in the current campaign.

A foot in touch, but in the door keeps Allen asking for more
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A foot in touch, but in the door keeps Allen asking for more

Sep 29th 2013, 8:39 AM 1,728 Views 0 Comments

Ulster’s wings are one of the most hotly contested positions in Ireland, little wonder Michael Allen won’t leave well enough alone.

Joyce calls for patience as Galway football star Meehan seeks to regain fitness
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Joyce calls for patience as Galway football star Meehan seeks to regain fitness

Apr 17th 2013, 11:04 AM 1,535 Views 1 Comment

One of his former teammates has outlined why the Caltra attacker is pivotal to Galway’s chances this summer.